People and Groups

The people of Lawrence are what make it unique, and the spiritual life on campus has a presence as unique as the students and staff.  Staff, dialogue facilitators and student organizations work within their own faith and also build bridges among different faith practices to better understand the community around them.

Beyond campus, students can meet with a variety of spiritual leaders in the community.  

Spiritual and Religious Life Staff

Make an appointment with a dean

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is housed within the second floor of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, also known as Sabin House.  Professional office staff includes the the Dean, the Associate Dean, and the Administrative Assistant/Sabin House Coordinator.  We are proud employers of student employees as assistants, specialists, and Interfaith Activators. Interfaith Activators assist the office in the facilitation and operation of a safe multifaith environment and serve as our link to students and faithbased groups.  Taize' Interns plan and lead our bi-weekly Taize' services that are held at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Memorial Presbyterian Church, and All Saints Episcopal church.  

Professional Staff

Linda Morgan-Clement  

Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Linda Morgan-Clement 2018Joining Lawrence University in September 2016, Linda Morgan-Clement brings a passion for interfaith dialogue and does the daily work of encouraging the Lawrence community to embrace relationships within and in service to spirituality. As Dean, she provides direction in and around faith by encouraging collaborative approaches to weaving the campus community together wherever possible.  Creating a brave and safe space, offering pastoral care, teaching, ministering locally, and being a stable campus touch point are just a few of the ways that Linda serves Lawrence.    

Linda Morgan-Clement earned a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University, a master of divinity degree from Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Terra Winston

Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Terra WinstonIn August of 2018 the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life rekindled a relationship with Terra Winston, an alumna of Lawrence University. As Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, Terra enhances the office by building dialogues across campus, providing spiritual care to the students, staff and faculty, and also bring a presence that strengthens the ideals of inclusivity and collaboration. Terra's unique role allows her to provide substantial focus and concentration as the liaison and adviser for campus student religious organizations, as well as those groups who are in a nesting pattern of less structured spiritual organization. 

Terra's degrees include a master of religious studies degree from the University of Chicago, a master of divinity degree from the McCormick Theological Seminary and a master of theology degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Karen Brennan

Administrative Assistant / Sabin House Coordinator

Karen Brennan 2017As a support to the Dean and Coordinator for Sabin House, Karen began her time at Lawrence in February 2017.  She is a strong supporter of the many students, staff and faculty that come to the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Being part of the 'student life' side of the higher education community allows her to contribute to the development of a person as a whole, which is an important responsibility that each student faces. Being able to support those efforts through the lens of faith and spirituality is a gift and a privilege. 

Amy Krull

Roman Catholic Spiritual and Religious Life Intern 

Amy Krull Catholic InternAmy is excited to join the Lawrence University community as our Roman Catholic Intern. She is completing her MTS at St. Norbert College. Additionally she holds a BA from Marquette University and an MA from Marian University in Fond du Lac. She currently serves as teacher and campus minister at Xavier Middle School in Appleton. She and her family of six are parish members at St. Mary, Appleton.

Student Employees
 

Michaela McElroy student Michaela McElroy

Interfaith Activator

I am an Anthropology major, campus food recovery volunteer, and a member of Lawrence Christian Fellowship. I love to read about different places around the world, and ancient history. I am from Dalton, Wisconsin. I am a WELS Lutheran. I became an Interfaith Activator because being exposed to different faiths, and religious practices allowed me to grow in my own faith and better understand where my beliefs fit into the world around me, and I would like to help other students at Lawrence experience that. 

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Katie Mueller

Taize' Intern

I am grateful to be able to learn, serve, and grow alongside other Lawrentians as I start my positions as Taize' Intern at the Center for SRL! This will be a great hodgepodge of music, faith, and new friendships. Come talk to us if you're interested in Taize or want to learn more about it! We'd be all smiles to share.  I am a senior and part of Lawrence's long history of singers. 
 

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Audrey Dalum

SRL Specialist

I am a sophomore currently studying Religion and Psychology. I am from the great state of Wisconsin and as a true Wisconsinite, I am a Packers fan (Go Pack Go!). I love learning about different world religions and enjoy engaging in interfaith conversations. I am very excited to be working at Sabin house with such wonderful people!

Image for student staffNero Grok-Gallagher

Sabin House Assistant

I am a Junior with diverse interests, friends, and attitudes.I started working for the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life after getting to know the nature of how students on campus relate to religion, and how that relates to me as a member of the campus.  Reading, games, and poking fun at the world are among the ways I spend my time.  

 

Sharon KoloSharon Kolo

Interfaith Activator

I am a government major here at Lawrence and currently work as an Interfaith Activator for SRL. On campus I volunteer for PAW and also work as an LU reading partner when I'm not in Sabin House! I'm originally from Florida but my family now lives in New London, Wisconsin.  I love reading and learning about history, and I'm excited to continue to grow with others through my work at Sabin House!

 

If you are interested in becoming a student employee in the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, please visit Handshake via the Lawrence Link.  
 

Student Organizations

A large part of the Lawrence experience includes being involved beyond the classroom, and student religious organizations are no exception. Support, collaboration and multifaith discussions bring the campus to a greater understanding of what spirituality can mean, and the many ways it can be experienced.  

 

Student Leader

Advisor

Regular Meetings

Term

Day

Time

Hillel

Jason Bernheimer

Terra Winston Sabin House & Various Locations Winter Friday sundown
Lawrence Christian Fellowship Michaela McElroy & Gabriel Baker Alan Parks Warch Center Winter Wednesday 9pm
Lawrence University Pagan Society (LUPS) Jean Shoaf Terra Winston Sabin House Winter Tuesday 9pm

Spiritual Journeys - In their Own Words

You are invited to take in this collection of conversations and interviews where Lawrentians tell the stories of their own spiritual journey at Lawrence University.  Our hope is that this collection will serve as a catalyst for your  awareness and engagement around the spiritual elements of our diverse identities. 

Up Clothes and Personal - Faithful Retellings

Faithful Retellings is a spiritual outgrowth created by student employee Katie Mueller. In her passion and connection to matters of style, she combined her faith and the faith stories of others and shares their unique perspectives via her blog and also through The Lawrentian.  

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john newhall.John Newhall 

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Spiritual Lives at Lawrence

The Spiritual Lives at Lawrence vlog series is a collection of conversations with diverse persons from across campus in 2017 and early 2018. The Dean along with student filmographer, John Newhall, and other campus interviewers asked our conversation partners to talk about their spiritual and religious lives and how they impact their engagement with the Lawrence University Campus Community.

Tamanna Akram

Class of 2018

Islam

Kanyon Beringer

Class of 2021

Unitarian Universalism

Mark Burstein

Lawrence University President

Judaism

Aislynn Friederichs 

Class of 2018

Christianity

 

Leila Pertl

Instructor of Music, Lawrence University
Performing Arts Director, Appleton Public Montessori
Harp Instructor, Lawrence Academy of Music
Music Education Curator, Mile of Music

Humanism

Mimi Padilla

Class of 2020

Agnostic

Julian Cohen

Class of 2019

Judaism

Eilene Hoft-March

Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professorship of Liberal Studies and Professor of French

Christianity

Keyla Higa

Class of 2020

Islam

Gabi Makuk 

Class of 2017

Christianity

John Newhall

Class of 2019

Unitarian Universalism

Jasper Olsen

Class of 2019

Baha’i

Momin Panhwar

Class of 2021

Islam

Alan Parks

Professor of Mathematics

Christianity

Brian Pertl

Dean of the Conservatory of Music

Humanism

Jenna Stone

Executive Director of Budget and Planning

Wiccan

 

Kathy Privatt

James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Christianity

Martyn Smith

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Lifism

Timothy X. Troy

J. Thomas and Julie E. Hurvis Professor of Theatre and Drama and Professor of Theatre Arts

Christianity

 

Andrew Mast

Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music & Director of Bands

Unitarian Universalist

 

 

 

EXPLOREsophoMORE

EXPLOREsophoMORE is dedicated to enriching the second year student experience.   

Sophomores are at a unique phase in their academic, social, and spiritual development. Lawrence is dedicated to guiding students through each phase of development to encourage a well prepared and collaborative campus. By working with the dean of the sophomore class and other mentors, Lawrence brings a supportive and collaborative framework that encourages sophomores to be purposeful, balanced, and fulfilled.